18 septembre 2021

A stone axe, Neolithic period

Lot 45. A stone axe, Neolithic period. Length 5½ in., 14.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold: 10,080 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York, 20th-21st... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

Chinese Neolithic period jade at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

Lot 701. An olive-green jade bracelet, Southeast China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's 2021 Of cylindrical form with concave profile, the semi-translucent stone has areas of brown mottling and buff opaque alteration. Provenance: Private Collection, North America, by 1997. Lot 702. A large incised mottled green jade bi disc, Southeast China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A rare archaic spinach-green jade axe blade, ge, Neolithic Period

Lot 422. A rare archaic spinach-green jade axe blade, ge, Neolithic Period; 18cm (7 1/8in) long. Sold for £ 20,250 (€ 23,519). © Bonhams The rectangular blade tapering towards the pierced handle with a hafting hole to the upper section, flaring slightly towards the cutting edge, the stone of spinach-green tone with cloudy white and russet flecks and inclusions.Provenance: Densmore, Paris, 1947Henri Michel (1885-1981), and thence by descentChristie's London, 11 May 2016, lot 298.Note: See a related jade axe-blade, Neolithic period,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2021

Two early painted pottery vessels, Neolithic Period, Gansu-Yangshao Culture

Lot 427. Two early painted pottery vessels, Neolithic Period, Gansu-Yangshao Culture. Sold for £ 10,200 (€ 11,884) © Bonhams The first a large storage jar, the sloping upper body and cylindrical neck painted in black and dark red with sweeping spirals, the sides applied with two loop handles, 26.2cm (10 2/8in) high; the second, a bowl of compressed globular body and short tapering neck, decorated with geometric patterns, 20.2cm (8in) wide.Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021 ... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2021

A celadon jade ancestor mask, Neolithic period, Shijiahe culture (2500–2000 BC)

Lot 13. A celadon jade ancestor mask, Neolithic period, Shijiahe culture (2500–2000 BC); 6.5 cm. Estimate: 800,000- 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,449,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully and subtly worked in relief on one side of the openwork plaque to depict an anthropomorphic face, the eyes rendered powerful and large above a mouth revealing its teeth. Property from the Kuan Yi Ju Collection. Note : This remarkable, crisply carved plaque represents one of the exceedingly rare jade... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 75. A painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 91⁄2 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The compressed globular jar with two loop handles is painted on body in black with a fishnet pattern enclosing dots. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein. Provenance: China House of Arts (according to label).Acquired prior to 1994,... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2021

A large painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 73. A large painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, 3rd millenium BC; 171⁄2 in. (44 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The compressed globular jar with two small loop handles is painted in red and black with medallions filled with a chequerboard design within bold spirals. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1992. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2021

A red pottery ovoid amphora, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Southern Shanxi Province, circa 4800-4300 BC

Lot 53. A red pottery ovoid amphora, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Southern Shanxi Province, circa 4800-4300 BC; 133⁄4 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase with a short neck and tapering, ovoid body is flanked by a pair of small loop handles, metal stand.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: Donald J. Wineman Fine Asian Art, New York, 1988.The Irving... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2021

Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC

  Lot 8. Four hardstone bi discs, Neolithic period, 4th millennium BC; Largest, 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each disc has a central circular aperture. The first is of pale buff green color, the second is of beige and grey color, the third is of pale grey color with light beige patches, and the last is of dark grey color with beige markings. Three of the bi are from Southeast China,... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2021

A mottled brown and buff jade cong, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC or later

Lot 5. A mottled brown and buff jade cong, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC or later; 31⁄2 in. (8.2 cm.) across, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The cong with two short collars and of mottles brown and buff color is carved on each corner with a stylized mask.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]